Noche Diaz Now Released! Donate for Noche Diaz Bail/Defense Fund!
Updating from to our last notice, on November 26, people responded to Noche Diaz's court arraignmenton Wednesday morning at Manhattan Criminal Court. He had to spend overnight at Central Booking, and appeared in court on Wednesday, faced several major charges including Disorderly Conduct, Inciting to Riot, and Resisting Arrest. All these charges are fabrications and lies. The judge agreed with the prosecution and ordered an outrageous $1,000 cash bail.
Supporters and activists on the scene as well as other supporters immediately raised the cash bail through loans and donations (including one supporter who traveled from the Bronx to make their contribution) to ensure that Noche wasn't transferred into the custody of the Department of Corrections.
We can say that Noche was finally released yesterday at around 4:40 PM.
Going forward, we need to begin to raise funds to meet the loans made by people, and create a defense fund for Noche's defense. He faces similar charges from August 2014's National Moment of Silence for Michael Brown actions where he was targeted, singled out and snatched by the police. They are nakedly targeting Noche Diaz, a leader in the movement of resistance to mass incarceration, and a member of the New York Revolution Club. This cannot be allowed to pass at this moment in history where the people are indicting this illegitimate system and its open exoneration of killer cop Darren Wilson.
Our affiliate organization World Can't Wait has created a fund specifically to raise funds for Noche Diaz's bail/defense. Please donate now!. Continue to be on the streets!